Definition of cosset verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cosset

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈkɒsɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːsɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cosset
BrE BrE//ˈkɒsɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːsɪt//
 
he / she / it cossets
BrE BrE//ˈkɒsɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːsɪts//
 
past simple cosseted
BrE BrE//ˈkɒsɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːsɪtɪd//
 
past participle cosseted
BrE BrE//ˈkɒsɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːsɪtɪd//
 
-ing form cosseting
BrE BrE//ˈkɒsɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːsɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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cosset somebody (often disapproving) to treat somebody with a lot of care and give them a lot of attention, sometimes too much synonym pamper As a child, she had been spoiled and cosseted. Word Origin mid 16th cent. (as a noun denoting a lamb brought up by hand, later a spoiled child): probably from Anglo-Norman French coscet ‘cottager’, from Old English cotsǣta ‘cottar’ (a farm labourer occupying a cottage in return for labour).
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